Monday, May 18, 2015

Indian Grill - A Halal Restaurant in Greenspoint

Restaurant: Indian Grill
Address: 185 Greens Road, Houston, Texas 77060
Buffet or a-la-carte: Buffet
Date of visit: 5/16/14

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Salam/hey guys! After nearly a month away from blogging due to exams, I am back! Today I will be reviewing an Indian restaurant: Indian Grill. Quite generic if you ask me to be honest. Now why would I be reviewing a place near Bush airport and my old high school during my Summer Break? Well, it's because I was volunteering at Bayyinah's event at the Hilton Houston North, where Nouman Ali Khan was giving an in-depth look at Surah Yaseen (Chapter 36) of the Quran. There was food in the hotel, but the line was too long. Thankfully, this place was literally two minutes from the Hotel. After the break time started, I left for the restaurant.

Let The Experience Begin!

The restaurant is located in the same strip mall as IHOP on Greens Road right at the intersection at I-45. Inside was dead. There was barely anyone there. I was greeted at the door and asked what the price was for the buffet. After getting a reasonable answer, I sat down.

Let's Eat!

This place has a lunch time buffet, so I went for that. There were vegetarian options like daal and aloo gobi (potatoes and cauliflower curry). What I had was the chicken biryani, lamb vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, and the chicken chappli kabab. To drink, I had water. I paid a total of $10.81 (tax included)


This restaurant has all the basics of an Indian restaurant, such as rice, vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries, appetizers, and a few Indo-Chinese dishes.

The Buffet

The Verdict:
Overall, the buffet was average at its best. The biryani barely passed. The butter chicken wasn't really that flavorful. A good chunk of the lamb pieces on the vindaloo mostly had bone instead of the actual meat. The chappli kabab was probably the best thing. I washed down the food with a nice full glass of water. Overall, one side thumb.
The service was normal. The owner seemed like a nice guy because unlike many other Desi restaurant owners, he was not rude and actually had a smile on his face. The person serving me was very nice.

Indian Grill could definitely improve their buffet, as it is average at its best. Only the chappli kabab was the decent item on the buffet. If you want some good Indian food, then I would recommend you go somewhere else.

Service: 8/10
Food: 6.5/10
Total: 14.5/20 = 72.5% (C)
Pricing: $$ out of $$$$

Restaurant Information:
Indian Grill
185 Greens Road, Houston, Texas 77060
Phone: (281) 781-8718
Timings: Mon-Sat: 11 AM - 9 PM; Sun: Closed
Caters: Yes

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Zain Mohammed

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